West Thames College is a lively, successful college. Our practical courses and apprenticeships will give you the skills you need and employers want.
Why study at West Thames College?
Our specialist staff will give you all the help and support you need to succeed.
Our 16-18 year olds are in the top ten for timely achievement across all London colleges.*
Our qualified teachers are good or outstanding.
You will have access expert careers advice and guidance to help you take the right steps towards your chosen career.
Our students gain the qualifications, skills and experience they need to go on to university or to get the job they want.
Join us and be part of our friendly and successful community.
Staff Spotlight Yarolslav Polishcuk Technician in Engineering and Construction
“I enjoy what I do and am currently studying the Award in Education and Training to become an engineering teacher at the Skills + Logistics Centre.”
Staff Spotlight Adam Latrache Sport and Public Services
Adam served in the armed forces before becoming a teacher 5 years ago. “Teaching allows me to share my passion and enthusiasm for the subject with young people.”
Staff Spotlight Catharine Frediani Photography and Digital Imaging
“I really like to stay creative in my personal life as well as at work and I try to exhibit my artwork at least once a year.”
Staff Spotlight Emmeline Cresswell Programme Leader for HND Dance
“I have danced for various companies and choreographers including Riccardo Buscarini. Alongside teaching I have my own performance company.”
Staff Spotlight Margaret Harris Lecturer in Hairdressing and Barbering
“I studied at West Thames College before becoming a manager of a Regis salon. I now work alongside the teacher who trained me all of those years ago! In teaching I have truly found my calling.”
Staff Spotlight Sandra Cooper Lecturer in Hairdressing
Former student, Sandra, joined the college as the salon receptionist before studying for her teaching qualification. “It’s a brilliant feeling passing on your skills to the students and seeing how they progress throughout their time at college.”
Staff Spotlight Sharon Acquaye CQTM Health and Social Care
Sharon has been a registered nurse since 1989 and is responsible for ensuring the courses and apprenticeships in Health and Social Care meet employer needs.
Staff Spotlight Holly Morgan Lecturer in Beauty Therapy
“Before becoming a teacher I worked as a beauty therapist in salons, spas and on cruise ships.”
Staff Spotlight Dr. Anjana Pal Lecturer in Chemistry & Biology, Curriculum Leader, HND Applied Biology
“I have 18 years of experience in Biology and Science. I have a PHD in Cytogenetics. I enjoy working with students of varied backgrounds and capabilities, supporting any learning needs. I specialise in HND Biology with specialisation in Genetics and Biochemistry”
Staff Spotlight Balwant Dhaliwal Lecturer in Travel & Tourism and Aviation
“Travel and Tourism is an exciting industry to be in. It’s very dynamic and forever evolving. My background is working for major tour operators and luxury hotels in front of house operations.”
Sabina was recently Highly Commended at the National Apprenticeship Awards. She currently works as a service lift engineer at Otis Elevators.
Student Focus Tyreese Remy- Henderson L3 Dance
Alongside studying at West Thames College, Tyreese performs with the dance company ZooNation. “I’m constantly busy but college is really supportive and helps me stay on track.”
Student Focus Sabina Enu-Kwesi L3 Engineering
“I am in the third year of my apprenticeship with Otis Elevator where I’m an active member of Otis EMEA Millennial Voices Initiative which gives the company’s younger generation a voice to impact growth and transformation.”
Student Focus Halima Taoual Applied Biology HND
Halima completed the HND and progressed to third year in Biomedical Science at Greenwhich University and successfully graduated. She is currently doing her Masters at Greenwich and looking forward to working in Genomic Medicine in the future.
Student Focus Gabrielle Luu-Moynihan L3 Creative Media Production
Gabrielle is well on her way to a successful career in media having secured a highly sought after Fast Forward internship at Sky Studios.
Student Focus Jeniequa Evinti Quamina L3 Music
As well as starting her own music movement 'DA UPCOMIN', Jeniequa has her own online radio show, a clothing line Doll Domination, released her first EP ‘Real’ and recorded a single with Skyelab Music.
Student Focus Noah Amissah L3 Brentford Elite Development Programme
Noah was awarded a soccer scholarship achieved through his footballing talent and willingness to succeed in the classroom.
Student Focus Cherica Haye L3 Art and Design
Since leaving West Thames College, Cherica has worked with Jaguar Land Rover and most recently luxury car manufacturer Rolls Royce designing the car interiors.
Student Focus Simeon Simeonov L3 Uniformed Public Services
Simeon credits his appointment to the high quality teaching and the excellent enrichment activities available during his course.